5 Summer Essentials to Survive Wedding and Beach Season

Now that it’s summer, it seems as though we’re constantly on the move, but there’s one thing we don’t want to move: our makeup! Here are our top five essential summer products to help you maintain that perfect summer look no matter the occasion without breaking the bank!

BB or CC Cream with SPF

A great BB or CC cream is a summer must-have.  BB creams have a nice light formula so that you don’t feel weighed down while still evening and moisturizing your skin. Pick one with SPF to protect from that summer sun! Add a little extra glow by opting for a bronzed version. Our fav? Dream Bronze BB Cream by Maybelline.

Matte Primer

A solid primer is the base for that perfect no-move look. Not only will it help keep everything else in place and even, but it also works to minimize the appearance of pores and brighten your complexion! Our pick? Wet n Wild CoverAll Face Primer.


Adding a highlight into your routine can be intimidating to the make-up novice, but we promise it’s easier than you think! Especially with this MegaGlow All-In-One Highlighting Stick by Wet n Wild. The creamy formula applies like a dream!

Setting Spray

Our one splurge? Setting spray. A trustworthy setting spray makes all the difference in a lasting look. Our summer favorite is Urban Decay’s Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray, which has time release cooling features to keep you chill while keeping your makeup in place!

Waterproof Mascara

The final touch for your summer look is a great waterproof mascara. Opting for a waterproof mascara is not only a better option for days spent by the pool or at the beach, but the wax in the formula also allows for your lashes to hold a better curl for longer – who wouldn’t want that?! Our pick is Covergirl’s Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara.